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Throne of Glass Review

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass

4.5/5 stars

This book was AWESOME! I was expecting a lot more to happen, but I like it anyways.

Throne of Glass is a kickass- feminist fantasy. It's like Mass read the Selection, picked up every error there was, and created this better version! 

The fantasy world was beautiful. Albeit, I couldn't always keep up, but for the most part I thought it was well developed. I imagine everybody to have British accents. 

If anybody wasn't keeping track of my updates, I was constantly asking who am I supposed to ship Cel with? The Prince (who's practically Maxon but less… slutty?), or Choal (who's basically Four).

Cel was an awesomely unannoying character. She WAS NOT a Mary-Sue, she LIKED to kill people, and she wasn't like America who was a lil bitch running around the castle constantly fighting for a ~rebellion~. Cel knew what she wanted, didn't act impulsively, and was funny. Genuinely funny, not the "I'm sassy to show you I'…

Book Pick Up

Just a quick update, I picked up two new books from the library:


So I'm PUMPED to be reading those soon. However, I'm not sure how soon is soon. I'm always working, including Saturday and Sunday. There's a party on Saturday night, so I may bail and go read. My anxious mind needs its rest.

the other one

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer Review

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by 

Overall, I feel a bit lost. I still have this "huh???" reoccuring as I process the ending. 

This is how I felt after the first chapter:

This book made me feel like I kept on skipping chapters. I was constantly questioning why to so many things. I don't usually hate on Mary-Sue's, because usually I DO find them enjoyable. But I've just finished the forth book of the Lux series, and seeing Mara call Noah an asshole, without ever even speaking to the guy, made me cringe and do an eye roll simultaneously. She's the Mary-"I'm not like most girls"-Damn-Sue. 

Noah wasn't as painful once the story went on. I LOVE (note the sarcasm) how Mara sort of forgets everything half way through the book.

Noah is a notorious man-slut?
No problem, that was never mentioned!
That dog you saved, minutes from dying and where you stayed hung up on for almost 3 chapters?
Who cares, right? It's been, like, a week. I'm sur…

Origin Review

Origin by 

You wouldn't think I'd give this book 6/5 stars with the ugliest cover I've ever seen. But I have.

This book makes up for the previous, thank god. I thought it was going to focus around the kind-of-boring-after-4-chapters DOD Area 51 hostage. But hooray- surely not. So many romantic moments, and not like the Opal moments (which were meh), like REALLY CUTE/I WAS "AWWW"ING SO LOUD cute moments.

Spoiler paragraph:
- Matthew's betrayal- amazing, I'm glad we finally see him truly.
- Beth's pregnancy- I'm thrilled, and totally called it (not in a bad way, I must add).

Okay seriously, the cover is hideous. I wish I could paint over or something. THERE'S ORANGE TEXT OVERLAYING THE PALE BLUE BACKGROUND. I cringe dearly.

There's not much to say, this book was perfect? It was exciting, with a good pace (very …

Opal Review

Opal by 

It didn't succeed its previous instalments, unfortunately. However, I found near to no grammar errors so woohoo!

I think I didn't like it as much because the couple was happy? We all know when the couple isn't happy; it's more interesting to read. Or maybe it is just for me…

I did enjoy the romantic moments- and rest assured, there was stacks! Katy barely mentioned her love for books in this instalment, which surprised me. (Spoiler) Maybe all the sexy-times with Daemon keep distracting her? (End of spoiler) This book was basically a filler in the series. It's like Twilight's Eclipse but without the worthy material like the proposal.

There was a few plot twists I definitely didn't suspect- Carissa being the main one. I never trusted Blake, but the ending did make me go ?????????? Oh but the best plot twist, hands down, was the creepy Blake sleeping thing. Oh. My. God.

The second half of the book was far more enjoyable to read , I mu…

Abandon Review

Abandon by Meg Cabot

The pace was 3.5/5 stars for the majority of the book, but the last 30% made up for everything. 

I didn't like how the flashbacks were not in chronological order (that made me confused). It also ended up having a sort of Insta-love, which disappointed me. Like John didn't really turn up until the end of the book, and even though she was alive for another 2 years, somehow they ended up having insta-love by the last 20 pages of the book. I wasn't upset about Jade, btw. That wasn't nearly as impacting as I think it's intended.

Okay, bad stuff has been said. Everything else was wonderful, Cabot continues to write in a relatable, unique teen voice. I cracked up laughing when Pierce (such a bad name, may I add) got her hair caught in the necklace. It's something I would've been taking note of it I were in her shoes. The romance was super cute aside from being insta.

I feel like this book was really the prologue to the actual plot. I was waiting f…

The Cage Review

The Cage by Megan Shepherd

4.5/5 stars

It lost .5 because I don't ship Cassian and Cora. But I have enough hope for the next book to have Lucky and Cora reunite. And Nok and Rolf were super cute until Nok went a lil crazy (that sucked).

There was honestly nothing wrong with this book?

It had great sci-fi/romance moments, and an awesome range of diversity that I really appreciate. The beginning was a bit slow. Many times throughout the book you may find it boring because of the obviousness to a scene, like you already figured out the mystery/puzzles, and this happened to me a lot in the book; BUT THE ENDING JUST RIPPED EVERYTHING APART. Amazing.

Shepherd is a truly talented twister for plots.

I can't wait to read the sequel!

Mum's Birthday/Hospital Visit

I feel like I haven't sat down and recounted my day in ages.

I woke up at 5:55, as my mother was busying around the house. It was her 49th birthday, and she had to go into hospital to remove her large, painful varicose veins in her legs. She's had them my entire 16 years of life, so I will be shocked to see what she looks like without them. She was picked up at 6, and I made sure to give her the birthday present and card. I was quite nervous for this operation, as my grandfather died from this surgery after the doctor made a mistake. I was practically numb all day.

My brother left the house at 7:30 to catch a train to Luna Park. He was at the door pacing around.

"Travel card?"

Note what was missing, that neither of us checked off. 

So I was home alone all day. At some point around 11, there was a crash in the kitchen. I heard stomping too (which made me paralysed oh my god).…

Onyx Review

Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

5/5 stars

I'm sorry, I can't retrieve my review of the first book. In summary: I love it so much. 11/5 stars for that book. This series is one of my favourite of all time.

Transcended my expectations! I cringed at a few scenes and spelling errors, here and there; but overall I loved this book. There was definitely more angst in this one, which I'm unsure if I liked that or not (how ironic).

There's not much else to add, I just really loved the book. I can't believe I'll have to wait another 2 weeks for the sequels to arrive (I bought the rest of the series- I know I'll enjoy the rest now).

Katy is extremely relatable and hilarious-- one of my favourite quotes is when she said books are more important then the life-threatening Arum. I just want to hug her and clap for the choices she made (except for the whole Blake thing-- but that's a different story all together!).

I don't trust Matthew. He hasn't given any reason f…

Lady Midnight Review!

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (my fave)

With over 10 other books, it thought for sure Cassie has reached her peak in writing. I was, thankfully, mistaken! THIS HAS TRUMPED ALL OTHER SHADOWHUNTER BOOKS. 

I honestly thought Cassie couldn't top Clace or Wessa or the painstaking angst inside the halls of the Institutes; but I was wrong. Jemma/Blackstairs/whatever you want to call them- are now my favourite couple. Like ever. Of all books. Not just Shadowhunters; of all books. 
It's probably a bold choice for me to say, since other ships that are close to number 1 are; Anna and her French beau (bless), Edward and Bella (I'm not sorry at all), and Christian and Lisa (holy hot damn is all I can say for them). Don't take mistake this as me saying Clace and Wessa are crap compared to this ship, because they're amazing and I've cried over each of those ships multiple times, but there's something that Cassie had finally nailed that has captured PURE GENIUS into this s…

Eleanor & Park Review

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

4.5 stars (.5 taken off because of the typos and the ending)
I only just finished the book, like, a minute ago. And I'm shaking??? This was not AT ALL what I thought the book was going to be about. This was darker and way more angsty than I imagined. I loved it. 
But at the same time I hate it because I read books for happy endings. I expected this book to be a short, fluffy novel that I'd laugh at, similar to Paper Towns by J Green. But nope, nopidy, nope, nope, nOPE. 
I won't ever forget this book.

Cruel Beauty Review

Cruel Beauty by 

I would've given it a 4/5 but I finished the story:

- still hating Shade (seriously, he was written in about 2 chapters in and suddenly they're in love???)
- not understanding what was going on. Ever. I feel like I was skipping chapters and missing heaps of info. It was written in such an odd way, I honestly felt dizzy (I was that confused).

I'm glad I've read it, it just wasn't for me. Now that I've found out the sequel doesn't relate to this story, I don't think I'll be continuing. I really love Ignifex and Nyx, and how awesome the house was. And then poof, "I woke". Cmon, "I woke"??? I was taught never to write that sin when I was in primary school!

I recommend this to people who love Greek mythology and a quick read.

I wish I found a library to borrow this from instead of paying for it.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before Review

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by 

(reviews are from my Goodreads account)It would've been a 2/5 if Peter wasn't so adorable. 

I never skip pages. But I did in the book. When this damn 17 year old CHILD starts talking about Daddy cooking in the kitchen, I skip over to the next page. That was incredibly boring, and not useful to the plot. This book does encourage me that one day, my books will be published. If this was, I don't know what could be rejected. 

I hated this book, I really did. But then Josh and Peter became a bigger problem, and it improved enough for me to grade it 3 stars. I was very confused on where the book was going, I honestly thought Josh was the one I hoped Lara would end up with, but then Peter did adorable things and had his funny jock buddies and donuts and that made it better :) 

I dreaded reading because of this book. If I reread it, I'll be skipping the first 50 pages.

Things I won't miss:- "duh"- "Daddy" an…